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'''Current Location:''' Potsdam / Hannover, Germany
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'''Current Location:''' Berlin, Germany
  
 
Native Place: Michelstadt, Germany
 
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=== Reach Out Activities ===
 
=== Reach Out Activities ===
  
** European Geoscience Union General Assembly 2016, Convener: Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) for Geoinformatics and Geosciences
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* '''European Geoscience Union General Assembly (EGU GA)'''
** European Geoscience Union General Assembly 2015 ([http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/EGU_Townhall_2015 OSGeo Townhall Organizer ], Convener: Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) for Geoinformatics and Geosciences)
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** ESSI: Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) for Geoinformatics and Geosciences (Convener): 2017,2016,2015,2014,[http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2013/session/12088 2013]
** Spring 2014: Lectures on FOSS-based Tsunami Early Warning Systems, remote Sensing and 3D Printing @ Osaka University, Japan
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** OSGeo Townhall Event (Organizer): [[http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/EGU_Townhall_2017|2017]], [[http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/EGU_Townhall_2016|2016]][https://www.slideshare.net/loewe/egu-ga-2016-introduction-to-osgeo-townhall Presentation], [[http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/EGU_Townhall_2015|2015]],[[http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/EGU_Townhall_2014|2014]]
** Albert Einstein Science Park GIS Day 2014 (invited speaker)
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** Splinter Meeting: FOSS in Science: [http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2013/session/13223 2013] ([https://www.slideshare.net/loewe/2013-splinter-meeting-fossinthegeosciencesv02 Presentation]), 2012
**  European Geoscience Union General Assembly 2014 ([http://www.osgeo.org/node/1432 OSGeo Townhall Organizer], Convener [http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2014/session/15502 Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) for Geoinformatics and Geosciences])
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** American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2013: Full session of FOSS in Science (Convener)
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* '''American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting'''
** Albert Einstein Science Park GIS Day 2013 (invited speaker)
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** Full session of FOSS in Science (Convener): 2013, 2012
** European Geoscience Union General Assembly 2013: [http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2013/session/13223 Splinter] and full [http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2013/session/12088 Session] on FOSS in Science
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** American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2012: Full session of FOSS in Science (Convener)
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* '''GIS Day''' at Albert Einstein Science Park, Potsdam: 2015 ([https://www.slideshare.net/loewe/gis-day-2015-geoinformatics-open-source-and-videos-a-library-perspective Pres 1], [https://www.slideshare.net/loewe/gis-day-2015-guerilla-globes Guerilla Globes]), 2014 ,[https://www.slideshare.net/loewe/3d-printing-gis-day-2013-work-in-progress-reportgisday-2013-3dprinting005mediumres 2013], [https://www.slideshare.net/loewe/gfz-gis-day-2012-tangible-printouts-from-gisdata 2012], 2011(Initiator)
** Albert Einstein Science Park GIS Day 2012
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** European Geoscience Union General Assembly 2012: Splinter Session on FOSS in Science
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* Other:
** Albert Einstein Science Park GIS Day 2011
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** 2017: [https://blogs.tib.eu/wp/tib/2017/03/22/star-trek-universitaet-hannover-and-the-origins-of-computer-cartography/ TIB Blog: Star Trek, Universität Hannover and the origins of computer cartography]
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** 2014: Lectures on FOSS-based Tsunami Early Warning Systems, remote Sensing and 3D Printing @ Osaka University, Japan
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** 2005: [https://www.slideshare.net/loewe/gis-eine-bersicht-fr-lehrkrfte Universität Würzburg: GIS - Eine Übersicht für Lehrkräft]
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** 2004: [https://www.slideshare.net/loewe/foss-freiburg2004 Des Kaisers neue Kleider: Potentiale und Chancen von FOSSGIS für die Forschung und Ausbildung (GAV e.V.) ]
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=== Teaching ===
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* Universität Potsdam: Geoinformation and Visualisation: [https://www.slideshare.net/loewe/kommunikationswerkzeug-globuskarte-globusbrowser-und-rendering 2012:Globuskarten][https://www.slideshare.net/loewe/visualisierung-raumzeit-wrfel 2011: Raum-Zeit-Würfel]
  
 
=== OSGeo Meeting Participation ===
 
=== OSGeo Meeting Participation ===
  
** 2015: FOSSGIS (Münster), FOSS4G_Europe (Como)
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* '''FOSS4G''': 2016 (Bonn), 2014 (Portland), 2010 (Barcelona), 2008 (Cape Town), 2006 (Lausanne)
** 2014: FOSS4G-E (Bremen), FOSSGIS (Berlin), EGU GA:OSGeo Townhall(Vienna)
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* '''FOSS4G-(C)E''': 2015 (Como), 2014 (Bremen), 2012 (Prague)
** 2013: FOSSGIS (Dessau)
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* '''FOSSGIS''': 2015 (Münster), 2014 (Berlin), 2013 (Dessau: [https://www.slideshare.net/loewe/2012-fossgis-dessaukatzenbuckelv10 Katzenbuckel] [https://www.slideshare.net/loewe/fossgis-2012-rapideye-satellitenbildkarten-und-grass-gis-neue-optionen-der-krisenkartierung-in-tridec RapidEye] ), 2009 (Hannover)
** 2012: FOSS4G-CEE (Prague)
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* '''Assorted''':  
** 2011: WGUG Meeting (Wroclaw), GRASS Community Sprint (Prague)
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** 2011: WGUG Meeting (Wroclaw)
** 2010: FOSS4G (Barcelona), QGIS Community Sprint (Wroclaw)  
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** 2009: FOSSGIS (Hannover)
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** 2008: FOSS4G (Cape Town)
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** 2006: FOSS4G (Lausanne)  
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** 2004: FOSS/GRASS Conference (Bangkok) (supported by the [http://www.eiselen-stiftung.de/index-en.php Eiselen Foundation]  
 
** 2004: FOSS/GRASS Conference (Bangkok) (supported by the [http://www.eiselen-stiftung.de/index-en.php Eiselen Foundation]  
 
** 2002: GRASS Users Conference (Trento)
 
** 2002: GRASS Users Conference (Trento)
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:  German (native speaker), English (fluent), Spanish (basic), Lisp, Python, Perl, Java, Bash
 
:  German (native speaker), English (fluent), Spanish (basic), Lisp, Python, Perl, Java, Bash
  
;Profile last updated: 2016-10-24
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;Profile last updated: 2017-04-10
  
  
 
====Background Info ====
 
====Background Info ====
Peter is a physical Geographer. He learend the ropes of GIS at UT Austin in 1994 ([http://www.colorado.edu/geography/gcraft/contents.html Geographers Craft Project] by Ken Foote) and ventured into FOSS GIS during his PhD study (Radarmeteorology/Soil Erosion in South Africa -  [http://www.amazon.de/Niederschlagserosivit%C3%A4t-Fallstudie-S%C3%BCdafrika-basierend-Wetterradar/dp/3836450186/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1405528362&sr=8-1&keywords=Niederschlagserosivit%C3%A4t+L%C3%B6we book][http://opus.bibliothek.uni-wuerzburg.de/frontdoor/index/index/docId/664 free pdf]), which relied heavily on GRASS GIS.
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Peter is a physical Geographer. He learend the ropes of GIS at UT Austin in 1994 ([http://www.colorado.edu/geography/gcraft/contents.html Geographers Craft Project] by Ken Foote) and ventured into FOSS GIS during his PhD study (Radarmeteorology/Soil Erosion in South Africa -  [http://www.amazon.de/Niederschlagserosivit%C3%A4t-Fallstudie-S%C3%BCdafrika-basierend-Wetterradar/dp/3836450186/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1405528362&sr=8-1&keywords=Niederschlagserosivit%C3%A4t+L%C3%B6we book][http://opus.bibliothek.uni-wuerzburg.de/frontdoor/index/index/docId/664 free pdf][https://www.slideshare.net/loewe/artificial-intelligence-techniques-applied-to-radarmeteorology-and-soil-erosion-research-studies-regarding-a-soil-erosion-parameter-in-south-africa Summary presentation]), which relied heavily on GRASS GIS.
  
 
In 2000 he became the first person to actually join the newly founded german GRASS User Society (renamed in 2008: [http://www.fossgis.de/ FOSSGIS.de]).
 
In 2000 he became the first person to actually join the newly founded german GRASS User Society (renamed in 2008: [http://www.fossgis.de/ FOSSGIS.de]).
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On the side, he supported the Geoinformatics Department of the U of Potsdam by teaching Computational Visualisation and does FOSSGIS-related [http://de.slideshare.net/loewe/2012-fossgis-dessaukatzenbuckelv10 consulting].
 
On the side, he supported the Geoinformatics Department of the U of Potsdam by teaching Computational Visualisation and does FOSSGIS-related [http://de.slideshare.net/loewe/2012-fossgis-dessaukatzenbuckelv10 consulting].
  
By September 2013, he joined the German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB), while continuing to support FOSS GIS for High Performance Computing / Big Data at GFZ Potsdam.
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From 2013 till 2017 he led the Development Department of  the German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB) and served as E-Science Group Leader at the L3S Research Center in Hannover. He triggered the acquisition and preservation of OSGeo releated scientific film and conference recordings in the [http://av.tib.eu TIB AV-Portal], including the [https://doi.org/10.5446/12963 GRASS 1987 video]. The current (2017) annual acquisition rate is about 100 hours of OSGeo-related conference recordings.  
  
In June 2014 he was appointed E-Science Group Leader at the L3S Research Center in Hannover.
 
 
During FOSS4G-Europe 2015 he participated in the launch of the OSGeo Open Geoscience Committee, which he is currently chairing (since August 2015) together with Maxi Cannata.
 
During FOSS4G-Europe 2015 he participated in the launch of the OSGeo Open Geoscience Committee, which he is currently chairing (since August 2015) together with Maxi Cannata.
  
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In April 2017, Peter was appointed Head of [http://www.diw.de/en/diw_01.c.396864.en/about_us/services_at_diw_berlin/research_infrastructure/research_infrastructure.html Research Infrastructure] at the Leibniz Institute [http://www.diw.de German Institute for Economic Research (DIW)]
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==== Present position ====
 
==== Present position ====
  
[http://www.tib-hannover.de/en/research-and-development Head of Development at the German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB)]  
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[http://www.diw.de/en/diw_01.c.396864.en/about_us/services_at_diw_berlin/research_infrastructure/research_infrastructure.html DIW: Head of Research Infrastructure]
  
 
==== Work experience ====
 
==== Work experience ====
* 2014 - now: E-Science Group Leader at the L3S Research Center, Hannover
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* 2017 - now : German Instute for Economic Research, Head of Research Infrastructure
* 2013 - now: Head of Development at the German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB).
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* 2014 - 2017: E-Science Group Leader at the L3S Research Center, Hannover
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* 2013 - 2017: Head of Development at the German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB).
 
* 2011 - 2013: Project Manager / Senior Geoinformatics Troubleshooter @ Centre for Geoinformatics Technology (CeGIT) at the German Research Centre for GeoSciences (GFZ), Potsdam, Germany.
 
* 2011 - 2013: Project Manager / Senior Geoinformatics Troubleshooter @ Centre for Geoinformatics Technology (CeGIT) at the German Research Centre for GeoSciences (GFZ), Potsdam, Germany.
 
* 2008 - 2011: Project Manager in the Product Development Group of [http://www.rapideye.de Rapideye AG]
 
* 2008 - 2011: Project Manager in the Product Development Group of [http://www.rapideye.de Rapideye AG]

Revision as of 06:10, 10 April 2017

Peter Löwe

Peter Löwe


OSGeo Experience and Roles:

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  • GRASS GIS PSC (2016- )
  • Open Geoscience Committee (Chair)
  • Member of German Chapter [1] since 2000. FOSSGIS Deputy Chairperson from 2008 - 2009
  • Member of GRASS GIS (Add-on Developer) [2]: g.infer, v.out.kml, r.mandelbrot


Current Location: Berlin, Germany

Native Place: Michelstadt, Germany

Presentations, Multimedia and Reach Out

Presentation Videos (please reuse and cite by DOI link!)

Data Animations (Youtube)


Recommended OSGeo-themend scientific videos (please reuse and cite by DOI link)

Favorite Video-Quotes

Reach Out Activities

  • European Geoscience Union General Assembly (EGU GA)
    • ESSI: Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) for Geoinformatics and Geosciences (Convener): 2017,2016,2015,2014,2013
    • OSGeo Townhall Event (Organizer): [[3]], [[4]]Presentation, [[5]],[[6]]
    • Splinter Meeting: FOSS in Science: 2013 (Presentation), 2012
  • American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting
    • Full session of FOSS in Science (Convener): 2013, 2012


Teaching

OSGeo Meeting Participation

  • FOSS4G: 2016 (Bonn), 2014 (Portland), 2010 (Barcelona), 2008 (Cape Town), 2006 (Lausanne)
  • FOSS4G-(C)E: 2015 (Como), 2014 (Bremen), 2012 (Prague)
  • FOSSGIS: 2015 (Münster), 2014 (Berlin), 2013 (Dessau: Katzenbuckel RapidEye ), 2009 (Hannover)
  • Assorted:
    • 2011: WGUG Meeting (Wroclaw)
    • 2004: FOSS/GRASS Conference (Bangkok) (supported by the Eiselen Foundation
    • 2002: GRASS Users Conference (Trento)

Details

Contact
Email: peter DOT loewe AT gmx DOT de
Spoken Language(s)
German (native speaker), English (fluent), Spanish (basic), Lisp, Python, Perl, Java, Bash
Profile last updated
2017-04-10


Background Info

Peter is a physical Geographer. He learend the ropes of GIS at UT Austin in 1994 (Geographers Craft Project by Ken Foote) and ventured into FOSS GIS during his PhD study (Radarmeteorology/Soil Erosion in South Africa - bookfree pdfSummary presentation), which relied heavily on GRASS GIS.

In 2000 he became the first person to actually join the newly founded german GRASS User Society (renamed in 2008: FOSSGIS.de).

After being awarded research prices 12 for his PhD and spin-off work, he founded GEOMANCERS.net (now: GISIX.com), producing GISIX, the first portable FOSSGIS workbench based on on a live-linux CD/DVD.

He also worked as a Ranger in the UNESCO Geopark Bergstrasse-Odenwald (south of Frankfurt a.M., Germany), developing prototype WebGIS-solutions and Globe-Browser interfaces for the trail network.

For the development of early warning systems, triggered by the Sumatra Tsunami of 2004, he joined the National German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) in Potsdam in 2006. After a two-year excursion into the remote sensing satellite industry (Rapideye AG), doing project management and developing GRASS/Google Earth based visualisation tools, he returned to GFZ for work at the Centre for Geoinformation Technology in 2011. His FOSS-related work focused on FOSSGIS-themed business process workflows (ITIL), large scale computing on the GFZ High Performance Cluster and data visualisation, including 3D Printing.

He actively advocates FOSSGIS in Science in the Earth and Space Informatics (ESSI) chapters of both the European Geoscience Union (EGU) and the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and has been organizing OSGeo Townhall events at the annual EGU General Assembly in 2014 and 2015.

Reach out activities also include the launch of the annual GFZ GISDAY events at GFZ Potsdam in 2011.

On the side, he supported the Geoinformatics Department of the U of Potsdam by teaching Computational Visualisation and does FOSSGIS-related consulting.

From 2013 till 2017 he led the Development Department of the German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB) and served as E-Science Group Leader at the L3S Research Center in Hannover. He triggered the acquisition and preservation of OSGeo releated scientific film and conference recordings in the TIB AV-Portal, including the GRASS 1987 video. The current (2017) annual acquisition rate is about 100 hours of OSGeo-related conference recordings.

During FOSS4G-Europe 2015 he participated in the launch of the OSGeo Open Geoscience Committee, which he is currently chairing (since August 2015) together with Maxi Cannata.

In April 2017, Peter was appointed Head of Research Infrastructure at the Leibniz Institute German Institute for Economic Research (DIW)

Present position

DIW: Head of Research Infrastructure

Work experience

  • 2017 - now : German Instute for Economic Research, Head of Research Infrastructure
  • 2014 - 2017: E-Science Group Leader at the L3S Research Center, Hannover
  • 2013 - 2017: Head of Development at the German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB).
  • 2011 - 2013: Project Manager / Senior Geoinformatics Troubleshooter @ Centre for Geoinformatics Technology (CeGIT) at the German Research Centre for GeoSciences (GFZ), Potsdam, Germany.
  • 2008 - 2011: Project Manager in the Product Development Group of Rapideye AG
  • 2007 - 2008: Scientific Project Manager (Distant Early Warning System Project: DEWS) at the German Research Centre for GeoSciences (GFZ)], Potsdam, Germany.
  • 2006 - 2007: Geoinformatics Specialist (German Indonesian Tsunami Early Warning System: GITEWS) at the German Research Centre for GeoSciences (GFZ)], Potsdam, Germany.
  • 2003 - now: General Manager of Geomancers.net(Würzburg)/GISIX.com (Potsdam), Germany.
  • 2003 - 2006: Ranger at the Geopark Bergstrasse-Odenwald
  • 1999 - 2002: Research Assistant (Geography / Computer Sciences) at the University of Würzburg, Germany.

Education

  • Masters thesis knowledge-based reomte sensing classification: "Knowledge based classification of geographic spatial elements applied to a test site in southern Namibia", Geography Department, University of Würzburg, 1998.

Computer skills and related activities

  • Languages: Python, Perl, Lisp, R, C, Java, bash, SQL, COOL.
  • Software: GRASS GIS, Quantum GIS, Clips, POV-Ray, Blender, Google Earth, R, GMT
  • LSF-based High Performance Clusters
  • Memberships:
    • FOSSGIS.de
    • American Geophysical Union
    • European Geosciences Union

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